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    eBay woes

    In my opinion it is just a build up of condensed water, but i can't help but thing the shipping cost would have been lower if they'd emptied the tank first!!! Mike
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    Revell 1/32 Tornado with Flightpath Detail set

    Yeah Spike, I thought the headbox looked a bit big , unfortunatly I'm having trouble finding detailed photos of the NVG headboxes, If you have some or links too, they would be greatly appritiated. The book "Panavia Tornado. The Tornado IDS/ECR (Luftwaffe) in the 21st Century" is a fantastic book, it really goes into the most incredible detail, the only downside is that as the title suggests it concentrates on the German Tornado. So any idiosyncratic differences of the GR tornado are missed. Cheers Mike
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    Revell 1/32 Tornado with Flightpath Detail set

    Small update. I've made a start on the flaps that will go into the Flap bays seen above, each flap is made up from 11 parts!!! This is how far I've got!! I can see this is going to be a slow process, each "rib" is made out of 2 pieces, I've decided to solder the joins for more strength, I've then soldered the 2 ribs onto the lower part of the flap. There are another 2 "inner ribs" that locate in the slots seen in the upper part of the flap, the front edge then needs to be curved down in between the 2 outer ribs, but this is where I'm scratching my head a bit. I need to get something I can get uniform curves into the upper flap to follow the contuors of the ribs, I've ordered a "Brass assist roller set" so once that arrives I'll give it a try, hopefully it will do the job. Thanks for looking, and again sorry for the poor photos and the glacial pace. Mike
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    1/32 Trumpeter F-14D Super Tomcat

    Some lovely work you've got there. I'm going to be watching with interest. Well Done Mike
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    Revell 1/32 Tornado with Flightpath Detail set

    I can't comment on any other than the Tornado landing gear, but the casting is OK, what you basically get is a direct copy of the kit parts, which i would have thought was a bit naughty, but hay ho. At least it gives us a stronger undercarriage. Mike
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    Revell 1/32 Tornado with Flightpath Detail set

    Sorry there hasn't been much in the way of update on this build, between work, the garden and holidays, i haven't had much time for modelling, so here is my progress over the last 6 months condensed into one post, take a deep breath..... I've made some progress with the ejector seat (I keep telling myself that the second one will just fall together) The one thing I could really do with is a decent picture of the ejector seat headbox, as the one that FP gives you looks a bit big. I'm finding that my eyesight isn't what it used to be, despite not needing glasses I find it very difficult to focus on the small parts, quite how I managed the last time I used a FP set about 10-15 years ago I don't know! I also forgot that I have some other goodies for this project. and I also have a boarding ladder somewhere too, but I can't find it Here's a couple of pic's of the Cockpit thus far, and, It's just a work in progress, I've fitted it in to the Fuselage halves to see how it looks, with a view to gauging how much additional detail i can incorparate. However, I've had enough of the cockpit for the moment, and have decided to have a bash at the Flightpath Flaps and Slats set, my logic is that this has the most potential for me to make a hash of and waste any work that went before it. I've started with the Flap bays,this pic is one of the main flap bays seperated from the fret and cleaned up For anyone familiar with Flightpath etched sets, you'll probably be aware of the "push-through rivet detail. During, you can see the "tool" I used in the backround, a short piece of stainless steel TIG welding rod sharpened to point. And the result, lovely raised rivets. This is where i am as of now. I've folded the flap bay and also folded the flap guides, I've then sat the guides in position to see how it looks, I don't know if there are any of you who have used this set and can comment, but i think the top surface needs to bend down a bit more to match the slope of the guides. Anyway I think thats it for now, see you all in another 11 months. Mike Apologies for the Photo's, I'm afraid they're only off my phone. Thanks for again for looking
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    1/32 Trumpeter F-14D Super Tomcat

    Great start, I'll be watching this one. Mike
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    1/32 Tamiya P-51D- Kicked up a notch

    Good to see you making a start on a new project, Your previous builds are the stuff of legend. Previously I've been playing catch-up with your In-progress builds, so it's good to get in at the beginning and watch this one evolve. Good luck. Mike.
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    Westland Sea King HAR3

    I like that a lot, nicely done. Mike
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    1/24 Tamiya Subaru WRX STI 2001 WRC

    Very Nice, I've always had a soft spot for the Scooby. Mike
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    An RAF H.C.Mk2 Chinook 1/35

    Nice start,I'll be watching with interest. Mike
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    Happy Birthday !

    2 days late, But thanks. Mike
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    European cabover with sleeper?

    Hi, There is a really good Magazine here in the UK called "Truck Model World", they also have a website with a forum, althought I havn't been on it. Linky Hope this helps Mike
  14. Hi Welcome to the lesson on how not to build the Revell Tornado. I've taken the plunge and started my first build thread, don't expect regular updates, because I don't have nearly enough time to devote to modelling as I'd like to :( But, I will endeavour to see this through to the end, this may result in a finished model or a pile of plastic lying at the bottom of the wall it's just been launched at. :D Any hoo, as the title suggest's here's what I'll be using, Closer look at the Flightpath set, Where I'm at to date It'll be converted to a GR4, and if I can find current pictures of a GR4 cockpit, will be bang up to date. Scratch building anything not included in the Flightpath set, at least until my talent runs out. As for the finished markings, I've not decided, But as I live not too far away from Lossiemouth, It will be one of the local Squadrons. 15sqn would be nice but I'd have to make the markings myself, or the easier route 617sqn, using the kit decals but incorperating any changes needed to make a Grey jet. Any encourgement and pointers gratefully recieved Thanks for looking Mike
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    1/32 F 14 Tomcat

    Thanks for all the replies so far. I think I'm leaning toward getting the Trumpeter F-14D model, The reason I asked in the first place is the missus gave me some money for our anniversary to buy a "Model"(she got a sparkly girly thing in case you are wondering), and I fancied getting a 1/32nd Tomcat, maybe I just need to wait until I'm sure which one to go for before spend the cash Geedubelyer, what you've done with Tamiya version is nothing short of outstanding Thanks again for the replies Mike